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Blowing Rock Chamber Issues Alert Over Boone Water Issue PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 22 June 2012 08:21

The town of Blowing Rock could be in danger of not having sufficient water if Jonathan Jordan’s house bill 1227 passes—that from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s newsletter said that Jordan’s bill would essentially stop Boone’s intake project on the New River in Todd.  Blowing Rock is tied to the issue as the Boone Blowing Rock interconnect project was completed last year to give Blowing Rock access to the Boone water supply during drought times when the town’s reservoir is low, a project paid for with local tax money and grants. This project was
completed based on agreements between ASU and Boone that all three systems would be connected and that Boone, at their expense of $25M, would put an intake in the New River near Todd for additional water demands.  Ashe County Commission agreed, as well, but without this intake, Boone will not be able to meet their needs and provide for our emergency water needs, preventing Blowing Rock from growing residentially or commercially, and could present a devastating blow to economic development. The newsletter encouraged members to read the bill and contact representatives, either contacting Representative Jonathan Jordan directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or call Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis’s office at 919-733-3451 or Senator Phil Berger’s office at 919-733-5708.

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